Quoted

This seminar was exactly what I needed to get me up to speed on what are now fundamental multimedia skills. I cannot say enough good things. I am renewed and eager to dive in!

Marin Heinritz
2010 Seminar Participant, Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist

At the Institute

  • Share your thoughts about Poynter.org and Enter Our Win A Mini Contest

    Do you read Poynter.org? When you give us your thoughts about how Poynter.org can continually advance in the digital space as resource for all your media industry news, you’ll be eligible to win one of three great prizes. These prizes include: a grand prize of a 64GB iPad Mini, a 10-pack of NewsU webinars or an autographed copy of Roy Peter Clark’s book How to Write Short. For complete rules, see our Win a Mini Contest Rules page.

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    Do you read Poynter.org? When you give us your thoughts about how Poynter.org can continually advance in the digital space as resource for all your media industry news, you’ll be eligible to win one of three great prizes. These prizes include: a grand prize of a 64GB iPad Mini, a 10-pack of NewsU webinars or an autographed copy of Roy Peter Clark’s book How to Write Short.

  • Poynter and The National Press Club Journalism Institute to Host “Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership”

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 19, 2014) ⎯ The Poynter Institute, in partnership with the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will co-host a national forum on the issues, challenges and opportunities for positive change for women in journalism and media leadership.

    The aftermath of The New York Times’ firing of executive editor Jill Abramson has sparked a national conversation about the current newsroom culture for women in leadership.

In the News

  • Tompkins: A Confidential Source and A Gag Order

    Taking information from a confidential source, especially for a case like this, is serious business. There is great peril in reporting around stories that have gag orders.” Poynter’s Al Tompkins (senior faculty, Broadcast and Online) said to a CBS News reporter for 48 Hours’ Crimsider.

  • Dunlap: The State of Journalism

    Poynter’s Karen Dunlap had a radio interview with Dan Maduri for NewsTalk Florida about the current state of journalism. Below are some of the responses to his question.

  • McBride: Leak Legislation

    Journalists make a really good argument about how it is impossible to run a democracy if they don’t know what their government is doing,” Poynter’s Kelly McBride, told TVNewsCheck about legislation meant to stop intelligence leaks.

Featured Video

Storytelling Tip: Use Five Motivators to Engage Audiences

The Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins shows how using five story motivators will help you create stronger stories.